Fruit Popsicles are a healthy treat that just makes sense.

I love making popsicles to help satisfy my sweet tooth in the summer because they’re refreshing, low cal, delicious, and easy to make.

It’s always nice to have healthy snacks that taste good and won’t sabotage your fitness and health goals.

This fruit popsicle recipe is a perfect treat compared to store-bought popsicles which tend to be heavily processed and full of toxic artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners.  No thanks!

They’re made with processed sugars, artificial colors, and flavors, which have been linked to cancer, allergies, and more.

These healthy fruit popsicles are truly all-natural and made with whole fruits.

They’re very easy to make and much better than anything you can buy at a store.

I live in Florida and make fruit popsicles all the time in the Summer.

 

This Healthy Fruit Popsicle Recipe:

 

  • Is Dairy-Free
  • Low in calorie
  • Has zero processed sugars
  • Is high in Fiber
  • Is completely Non-toxic
  • Is easy to make
  • Tastes amazing

 

Fruit Popsicle Recipe

 

Fruit Popsicle Ingredients

 

  • Bananas.
  • Fruit. I recommend strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, and mango.  They blend beautifully and maintain a creamy, smooth texture.
  • Nut milk (almond, cashew, etc.) – optional for blending
  • NOTE:  For creamy fruit popsicles, you’ll need to start with a base of bananas and fruit. They’re key to getting a creamy, smooth, velvety texture that freezes well.  Nut milk crystalizes when it freezes so only add enough to help your fruit blend if you need to.
  • Optional: Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Chopped nuts, Chopped Fruit (chopped cherries are my favorite) or Shredded Coconut
  • Optional: Sometimes I’ll add Collagen Powder or Probiotic Powder
  • A Blender
  • Popsicle Molds (or Popsicle Sticks)
  • a Freezer

 

Fresh Fruit Popsicles in molds

 

How to Make Fruit Popsicles

 

  • Blend your fruit and nut milk with bananas.
  • Fill each mold cavity with the blended fruit mixture.
  • Optional:  Add chunks of fresh fruit to the mixture.  I like chopped peaches, banana, cherries, and all kinds of berries the best.  They freeze well and look pretty.
  • Pop on the sticks.
  • Transfer to your and freeze for 2 hours.
  • After they’re solid, enjoy.
  • NOTE:  You may have to run hot water on the outside of your molds to release the popsicle from the mold. I always have to.

 

 

RECIPE NOTES

 

  • Avoid using ‘watery’ or fruits commonly found in juice, like watermelon, orange juice, or apples. They tend to have a watered-down taste and icy, texture.
  • I use the other fruits to create different flavors and fill the rest of the mold.
  • I blend the banana and transfer it to a measuring cup. Then I blend some of the mixture with other fruits to make different flavors. I usually blend a little bit of the banana milk mixture with one fruit at a time.  In this case, I did some with blueberries and left the rest banana.
  • You can mix and match different fruits to make new flavor and color combinations.
  • You can also add one mixture (color 1) to the bottom of the mold, then layer on other colors/flavors to create patterns and gradients.
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Whole Fruit Popsicle Recipe

Healthy Fruit Popsicles
Prep Time: 10 mins
Freeze time:: 2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, fruit, popsicle
Servings: 6
Author: Christina Carlyle

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Fruit, I recommend strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, and mango. They blend beautifully and maintain a creamy texture.
  • Nut milk, optional (for blending), Almond, cashew, etc. or freshly brewed green tea work. For creamy fruit popsicles, you’ll need to start with a base of bananas and fruit. Nut milk crystalizes when you freeze it so only use it if you need to.
  • Optional: , Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Collagen Powder, Chopped Fruit or Shredded Coconut, for texture
  • A Blender
  • Popsicle Molds
  • a Freezer

Instructions

  • Blend your fruit and nut milk with bananas.
  • Fill each mold cavity with the blended fruit mixture.
  • Pop on the sticks.
  • Transfer to your and freeze for 2 hours.
  • After they’re solid, enjoy.
  • NOTE: You may have to run hot water on the outside of your molds to release the popsicle from the mold. I always have to.

NOTES

  • Avoid using ‘watery’ or fruits commonly found in juice, like watermelon, orange juice, or apples. They tend to have a watered down taste and icy, texture.
  • You’ll need 1/2 cup of nut milk for every banana you use. 1 banana + 1/2 cup nut milk will fill 6 molds about 1/3 of the way.
  • I use the other fruits to create different flavors and fill the rest of the mold.
  • I blend the banana and nut milk and transfer it to a measuring cup. Then I blend some of it with other fruits to make my own flavors.
  • I usually blend a little bit of the banana milk mixture with one fruit at a time. In this case, I used 1/4 cup of the banana mixture with 1/2 cup of blueberries.
  • Mix and match different fruits to make new flavor and color combinations.
  • You can also add one mixture (color 1) to the bottom of the mold, then layer on other colors/flavors to create gradients.
  • Add chunks of fresh fruit to the mixture.  I like chunks of chopped peaches, banana, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries the best.  They freeze well and look pretty.
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Healthy Ingredients Lead to Healthier Popsicles (and You)

 

 

Fruit

 

Eating fruits lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke, and may also protect against certain types of cancer. Fruit can also protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Fruits are a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and folic acid. Potassium helps lower blood pressure, while fiber can reduce cholesterol, as well as help, maintain your digestive tract.

Vitamin C is important for immune health and tissue growth, and folic acid is important in the formation of red blood cells.

 

Best Molds for Popsicles

 

Popsicle molds are inexpensive.  You can find them online and in department stores.  I recommend using BPA-free molds.  They’re cheap, easy to use, and don’t create waste like wood popsicles do.

 

BPA free popsicle molds

 

I have this BPA-free Popsicle Mold Set.  It’s non-toxic and comes with 6 Ice Pop Makers + an Extra Mold, a Funnel, Cleaning Brush, and Recipe E-book.

If you don’t have molds you can also use this recipe to make popsicles using small cups and popsicle sticks. You can also skip the sticks and use this popsicle recipe to make Italian Ice-like treats, too.

 

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VEGGIES TO ADD TO FRUIT POPSICLES

 

  • Some veggies make yummy popsicles, too.
  • I’ve only attempted pumpkin puree and butternut squash to add more fiber.

I always make pumpkin pie popsicles during the fall or anytime I want to be reminded of sweater weather season.  : )  Check out my delicious (and addictive) Pumpkin Popsicle Recipe.  It’s so good.

Let me know how your whole fruit popsicles turn out!

Enjoy!
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P.S.  If you’re looking for another healthy dessert idea, try my Banana Nice Cream Recipe and chocolate avocado pudding.  They’re SO good!  They’re also both dairy-free, gluten-free, and high in fiber but don’t taste healthy.